Learning Objective 1: develop an orientation program that facilitates knowledge development for nursing faculty related to the simulation process through demonstration of the High-Fidelity Simulation equipment.
Learning Objective 2: determine the effect of orientation on the faculty members’ perceived comfort levels with utilization of HFS as an integrative teaching methodology.
Analysis: Data were analyzed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 15.0 for Windows (SPSS) ®. An alpha level of .05 was used for all statistical tests. The Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test was used to test the significance of changes in pre- and post- orientation comfort levels with (Part C of instrument with 1 being “no comfort” and 5 being “total comfort”). Conclusions included (a) faculty members were not comfortable utilizing HFS prior to orientation, (b) faculty members estimated 75% to one full semester of release time was needed to plan, implement, and evaluate simulation usage in the nursing curriculum, and (c) evidence generated supports a formal faculty orientation as an effective method of initiating faculty participation in the utilization of this HFS technology.
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